Building project management

Building project management activities include the following tasks:

– financial, legal and technical consulting pertaining to the design, construction, use and removal of
construction works;

– financial, legal and technical preparation and planning of tasks pertaining to building, and monitoring
the implementation of this plan;

– programming and planning at the stage of project conception, which includes data collection, project
programme development, and monitoring the implementation of this programme

– consulting, selecting and contracting tasks for designers, design auditors, supervising engineers, contractors,
certified geodetic engineers and other persons performing tasks pertaining to the building of construction
works, and consulting in contracting tasks with these persons;

– linking and coordinating the work of designers, design auditors, supervising engineers, contractors, certified
geodetic engineers and other persons participating in building, and supervision of their work for purposes
of protecting the rights and interests of the investor;

– obtaining acts, analyses, studies, expert reports and other documents necessary for the development of
conceptual, main and detailed designs and of designs for the removal of construction works;

– obtaining all documents and concluding all legal transactions required for the issuance of administrative
acts for the implementation of physical plans, construction, use and/or
removal of construction works, and the obtaining of these administrative acts;

– obtaining all documents and concluding all legal transactions required for the construction of a
construction work and the performance of actions that the investor is required to perform during the
construction of a construction work.

– development of project control systems and monitoring and control of realisation, which includes preparation
and presentation of planned timelines for execution with engaged resources, updating of initial plans in relation
to project realisation, dynamic risk analysis throughout the life cycle of the project, reports on quality control
of investment realisation, proposals for solutions of ongoing or envisaged problems in terms of time,
technological and cost-related aspects of realisation.

  1. FREEDOM TO PROVIDE CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

A legal or natural person – craftsman who pursues the activity of building project management and who is already established in another EEA country may temporarily or occasionally provide services in Croatia.

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT

A legal or natural person – craftsman established in another EEA state who pursues the activity of building project management may permanently perform the activity in Croatia under the same conditions as a person established in Croatia.

The building project management activity may be performed by a legal or natural person – craftsman, provided that:

  • it is registered for building project management activities
  • has a project manager in its employment.

A legal or natural person – craftsman performing the building project management activities in respect of a specific construction work may not be the contractor for this construction work.

The employee of a legal person or natural person – craftsman performing the building project management activities in respect of a specific construction work may not be the supervising engineer for this construction work.

Investors that are deemed to be public clients shall appoint a project manager when:

  • investing funds in the construction of infrastructural and other construction works, except roads, of a total investment value in excess of HRK 10,000,000.00 before VAT;
  • investing funds in the construction of roads of a total investment value in excess of HRK 50,000,000.00 before VAT;
  • investing funds in the construction of public purpose buildings of a total investment value in excess of HRK 35,000,000.00 before VAT.
  • investing funds in the simultaneous construction of several buildings that are partly or entirely intended for housing, are built in the territory of the same city or municipality and have more than hundred apartments in total.

Requirements for project managers

A project manager is a natural person who:

  • has at least eight years of work experience in carrying out the relevant tasks, with an education in the scientific field of technical sciences in one of the scientific fields of: architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering;
  • has completed an undergraduate and graduate university study programme or an integrated undergraduate and graduate university study programme that awards the academic title of a Master’s degree or a Master of Engineering degree, or who has successfully completed the corresponding specialist graduate professional study programme in the above fields that awards the professional title of professional specialist engineer, provided that during his entire studies he earned at least 300 ECTS credits, or who has acquired in another manner the appropriate level of education and possesses:
  • an internationally recognised certificate of competency in project management; or
  • education in the scientific field of technical sciences in one of the scientific fields of: architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with an educational programme that includes at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields relevant to the management of building projects.

Internationally recognised systems are:

  • competence certification system of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), based in Switzerland;
  • competence certification system of the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI).

Curricula include subjects in:

  • project planning and audit
  • building project management
  • contractual right to build
  • building regulations
  • human resources management
  • business system organisation in construction
  • organisation of construction.

Certified natural persons from another EEA state

The tasks of project manager may in Croatia be permanently performed by a certified natural person from another EEA state who has undergone the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

The procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for performing project management tasks shall be carried out by the respective chamber, provided that he:

and in doing so, he delivers the following documents:

  • proof of nationality — copy of a valid identity document (passport or identity card) or certificate of nationality issued in the home country;
  • evidence of professional qualification or evidence of formal education (diploma and diploma supplement), professional experience and professional training;
  • copy of the charge paid in accordance with the decision of the competent body of the Chamber;
  • proof of payment of the administrative fee.

The competent Chamber may also request other documents from the applicant, depending on the individual case, and all documents that the Chamber can obtain ex officio shall be obtained in this way.

Upon completion of the procedure for recognition of foreign professional qualifications, the competent Chamber shall issue a decision.

The competent Chamber shall verify compliance with the requirements and issue a decision thereon.

E-mail for sending documentation for the architectural profession: clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr

E-mail for sending documentation for the civil engineering profession: mirko.franic@hkig.hr

e-mail for sending documentation for the mechanical engineering profession: pisarnica@hkis.hr

E-mail for sending documentation for the electrical engineering profession: elektroinzenjeri@hkie.hr

  • The application form shall be completed and signed in person
  • The form shall be sent to the e-mail of the competent procedural authority, together with all necessary documents and evidence of the e-payment of charge and fee to the account – all in scanned PDF format
  • If documents are sent by e-mail, there is no obligation to send them by post or person

The decision on recognition of foreign professional qualification may be obtained by e-mail upon request (from the competent procedural authority). The decision is subsequently obtained by post. The deadline is 30 days from the duly submitted request.

A certified natural person from another EEA state who fulfils the requirements for project manager may, if he wishes to do so, be entered in the Ministry’s records.

Charges

Croatian Chamber of Architects

HRK 70 for administrative fees – proof of payment:

Payee: State budget of the Republic of Croatia

IBAN: HR1210051863000160

Model (payment code): HR 64

Credit reference number: 5002-47061-85986018932

Payment description: administrative fee

HRK 3,000 of charge for recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Data required for e-payments:

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Architects

IBAN: HR91236001102088676

Data required for payments from abroad:

Croatian Chamber of Architects

Ulica grada Vukovara 271

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

IBAN: HR91236001102088676

SWIFT: ZABAY2X

Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers:

70 HRK of administrative fee – proof of payment:

Payee: State budget of the Republic of Croatia

IBAN: HR1210051863000160

Model (payment code): HR 64

Credit reference number: 5002-47061-65080653676

Description of payment: administrative fee

HRK 6,000 of charge for recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Data for the payment of the Chamber charge in accordance with the decision of the Chamber’s Board of Directors:

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

IBAN: HR83236001102087559

Model (payment code): HR 99

Description of the payment: payment of charge for recognition of foreign professional qualification

SWIFT: ZABAY2X

Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

70 HRK of administrative fee – proof of payment:

Payee: State budget of the Republic of Croatia

IBAN: HR1210051863000160

Model (payment code): HR 64

Credit reference number: 5002-47061-26023027358

Description of payment: administrative fee

HRK 6,000 of charge for recognition of foreign professional qualification

Data for the payment of the Chamber charge in accordance with the decision of the Chamber Assembly:

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

IBAN: HR56236001102094156

Model (payment code): HR 99

Description of payment: name and family name of applicant – recognition of foreign professional qualification

SWIFT: ZABAY2X

Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers:

70 HRK of administrative fee – proof of payment:

Payee: State budget of the Republic of Croatia

IBAN: HR1210051863000160

Model (payment code): HR 64

Credit reference number: 5002-47061-31185646618

Description of payment: administrative fee

HRK 2,000 of charge for recognition of foreign professional qualification

Data for the payment of the Chamber charge in accordance with the decision of the Chamber Assembly:

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers

IBAN: HR78236001102094148

Model (payment code): HR 99

Description of payment: name and family name of applicant – recognition of foreign professional qualification

SWIFT: ZABAY2X

Competent authority and regulations:

Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

Ulica Republike Austrije 20, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 3782 444

Act on Tasks and Activities of Physical Planning and Construction (OG 78/15, 118/18 and 110/19)

Act on the Chamber of Architects and Chambers of Engineers in Construction and Physical Planning (OG 78/15, 114/18 and 110/19)

Act on Regulated Professions and Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications (NN 82/15 i 70/19)

Ordinance on required expertise in the field of project management (OG 82/15 and 70/19)

Croatian Chamber of Architects

Ulica Grada Vukovara 271

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

+385 1 5508 404

clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr

Ordinance on the conditions for temporary or occasional provision of services and the recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Ordinance on charges for working in the bodies of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

Ulica Grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb

+385 1 5508 420

info@hkig.hr

Ordinance on the conditions and procedure for issuing certificates for the provision of services on a temporary or occasional basis and the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for persons of the construction profession

Decision on charges for services provided by the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Ulica Grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb

Ordinance on the conditions and procedure for issuing certification for the provision of services on a temporary or occasional basis and the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for persons of the mechanical profession

Decision on charges for services provided by the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers

Ulica Grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb

+385 1 5508 444

Ordinance on conditions and procedure for the temporary or occasional provision of services and the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for persons of the electrical engineering profession

Decision on the amount of membership fee, enrolment fee and charges for the tasks through which the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers achieves its own revenues

Approval

Decision on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Remedies and appeals

Against the Chamber’s decision an appeal can be lodged with the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Ulica Republike Austrije 20, 10 000 Zagreb within 15 days from the day of decision delivery.

All information derives from regulations within the scope of the competent body or professional chambers and is presented in a unified manner.

Modification date: 29 July 2020

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